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New Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Law at Northumbria

20th October 2016

Professor John Wilson has been appointed to the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Business and Law at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

He takes up his new position in January 2017.

Professor Wilson joins from Newcastle University Business School where he has been the Director since November 2012. With an academic record as a world-class researcher his appointment will further enhance Northumbria’s growing reputation for research strengths. Previous roles have included Professor of Strategy and Director of Programmes, University of Liverpool Management School (2008-2012), and Director of Research and Professor of International Business, University of Central Lancashire (2004-2008).

Professor Wilson is a regular invited speaker at major conferences, and a member of numerous learned societies. He has facilitated and led significant change in his current role, working through consultation and engagement; recent successes have included the triple accreditation (AMBA; EQUIA; AACSB), and improvements in research reflected in an improved outcome in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.    

Commenting on his appointment Professor Wilson said: “Northumbria’s Faculty of Business and Law is recognised for academic excellence, pioneering teaching and international research, so it is an exciting opportunity for me to join at this time.  My focus will be on helping the Faculty, and indeed Northumbria University, continue to enhance its global reputation and appeal.”

Northumbria’s Faculty of Business and Law is home to Newcastle Business School and Northumbria Law School. The Business School was the first higher education institution in Europe, and only one of 10 outside of the US to secure a double Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) international accreditation in business and accounting. In 2015 it was named Business School of the Year in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards.

Northumbria Law School is the largest law school in the North East, with a national and international reputation for academic excellence in legal education. It was recognised at the highest level in 2013 when the University was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in Further and Higher Education in for the outstanding community work of its Student Law Office.

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